3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari

Tour at a Glance

Tour Summary

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safari will start by having a city tour of Kigali, before proceeding to Volcanoes National Park where you will trek the gorillas. 

Trekking takes between two to six hours depending on where the gorillas are situated or have moved to. The guides will stop from time to time to allow you take spectacular photos along the way.  As you drive to and from Kigali you will pass through a scenic country where you will stop from time to time to take beautiful photos.

  • Safari Duration: 3 days (2 nights)
  • Departure Dates: Daily departures
  • Places of Visit: Kigali and Volcanoes National Park


Itinerary Details


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Day 1: Kigali
On Arrival at Kigali International Airport the tour guide or representative will meet you at the airport on the arrivals section and transfer you to your reserved hotel.

Accommodation at Kigali Serena/Casablanca/ Diplomat Hotel on bed and breakfast basis

Day 2: Kigali City tour - Drive to Volcanoes National Park
After taking your breakfast you will start by enjoying a city tour of Kigali before departing for Volcanoes National park.

The record of Rwanda dates way back centuries; Kigali has been a part of it for more than a hundred years. Kigali was founded in 1907 as a German settlement; the capital did not develop into the capital until Rwandas independence in 1962 when it replaced the colonial seat of power in Butare.

You will have a Visit to the Kandt museum; have a look at the old Kigali and the craft centres. Afterwards you will have a visit to the genocide memorial site. While on the tour our tour guide will explain to you about the history of Rwanda where you will learn from pre-colonial times to the 1994 genocide; you will also get to know how the country has dealt with the past to where it is. The recovery has been overwhelming; you will see the developments that it has undertaken: a testament to humankinds resilience.

After lunch in Kigali, drive to Ruhengeri which  is approximately two and half hours drive arriving early in the evening at the at the Volcanoes National park where you will spend the night.
(Optional at an extra cost) While relaxing in the evenings, Intore, Cultural Dancers troupe will flavor your tour with memorable Rwandan dances.

Dinner and Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge Or Virunga Or Home Inn

Day 3: Kigali / Departure - Gorilla Trek
After having breakfast at the lodge, at 0700hrs your will proceed to the registration desk where the National park staff decides which group of gorillas you will visit. They will discuss with you on your fitness level and recommend you of the trekking times and conditions to the various groups based upon their location in the park the previous evening. There are a total of 88 gorilla permits available each day with a maximum of eight trekkers visiting any one group.

Once the trekkers have been put in groups, each group will be briefed by their group lead on what to expect, what to do and what is expected of them not to do. After the briefing you will return to the respective vehicles, for a drive up the mountain to the starting point of the trekking.

Trekking takes between two to six hours depending on where the gorillas are situated or have moved to. The guides will stop from time to time to allow you take spectacular photos along the way.

After the trek, you will rejoin your driver Guide for a transfer to your lodge for lunch.

Afterwards, check out from your lodge and depart from foothills of the volcanoes for Kigali.  You will drive south past tea, coffee and banana plantations on a beautiful scenic drive to Kigali.

On arrival, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.


Tour Inclusions and Exclusions

Package Includes Package Excludes
  • Airport transfers and assistance
  • Accommodation at Lodge / hotel on Full board
  • Accommodation in Kigali on Bed and breakfast basis
  • City Tour of Kigali
  • Complimentary flying doctors services
  • Private transport in a 4x4 Land cruiser
  • Bottled drinking water while trekking and in vehicle
  • One gorilla permit
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide
  • All taxes on the services quoted above
  • International, regional and local Airfares
  • Meals and beverages, other than specified
  • Airport taxes
  • Excess baggage charges levied by airlines
  • Passport and visa fees and service charges for obtaining visas
  • Gratuities to driver/guides and other conveyance attendants
  • Personal and baggage insurance
  • Laundry and other items of a personal nature such drinks, telephone calls etc
  • Insurance coverage is available for Baggage, Accident and Trip Cancellation/Interruption at special low cost group rates
  • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above.

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